Stephen Zunes, a professor of Politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses Congress’s bipartisan effort to undermine war crimes investigations of Israel’s war on Gaza.
Gene Healy, a vice president at the Cato Institute, discusses his article “The Forever-War President: Obama’s ‘Transformational’ War Powers Legacy.”
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and historian, discusses the IAEA’s renewed focus on a long-ago-debunked document that supposedly provides evidence of a clandestine Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Jonathan Landay, a McClatchy Foreign Staff journalist, discusses the New York Times report about chemical weapons found in Iraq between 2004-2011; and why the Bush administration is still wrong about active WMD programs – the supposed reason for invasion.
Jason Ditz, news editor for Antiwar.com, discusses the latest events in Libya.
Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses his article “When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes.”
Scott McConnell, a founding editor of The American Conservative, discusses why the Middle East doesn’t matter very much to American security and shouldn’t dominate our foreign policy.
Peter Van Buren, a TomDispatch regular and author of We Meant Well, discusses the Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State.
Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living, discusses the psychological damage of US drone strikes in Pakistan; and the depraved warlords preparing to take power in Afghanistan once US forces depart.
Jason Ditz, news editor of Antiwar.com, discusses ISIS’s takeover of Iraq’s Anbar Province, including a key air base.
Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, discusses Baghdad’s vulnerability to an ISIS siege; why the US can’t get its Middle East allies to cooperate in the fight against the Islamic State; and his article “Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use ‘Genocide.’”
Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses his article “‘Crush the Seed of Ishmael’: A ‘Final Solution’ to the ‘Muslim Problem.’“
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, discusses his article “Obama’s New Oil Wars: Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and Russia.”